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kennyt 10-30-2007 04:54 PM

Why I am a MAC user or Why PC's blow!
 
Seven years ago I needed a new computer, and XP had just come out to a host of compatibility issues, so I elected to buy a MAC. I used to hate MACs, but gave in as I wanted it for digital music, video, and all the other stuff, internet/ spread sheets, you get the drift.

Well, somethings are best run in PC, and so I elected to buy a cheap laptop today for another potable computer and to solve some minor issues I've ben having with firmware updates for my Blu-ray players.

No big deal right? Buy the notebook, set it up.... It won't connect to my wireless network. It won't connect to the two other wireless networks in my home. I called tech support, they left me on hold for over 20 minutes then I got disconnected.

Call back, go through the whole story of what I did again.... They finally transfer me to a network specialist. Now check this out, this thing won't connect wirelessly, when wired to my router, or when directly wired to the cable modem and their tech support cannot make it work, so I get transfered.

The first thing they then tell me is it's $59.95/hour one hour minimum to troubleshoot the laptop!

Sorry guys the thing will go back before I spend $60 more on it!

kennyt 10-30-2007 05:59 PM

Re: Why I am a MAC user or Why PC's blow!
 
OK,

Still on tech support.... Got possibly the dumbest one yet! Three times I tell her I tried connecting it directly to my cable router, wired switcher and wirelessly. THREE times!

Care to guess what the first question was?

'Did you try it connected directly to the modem?'

Every time I encounter someone like this I am reminded of Hunter S. Thompson's quote that he(they, I paraphrase) should be castrated so their genes aren't passed on to future generations!

Sad part is I will not ever be able to return it, only swap it out, which will do nothing.......

WOW I pity the manager on duty at Circuit City tomorrow morning!

TheMoose 10-30-2007 06:28 PM

Re: Why I am a MAC user or Why PC's blow!
 
Script reading CSR's drive me nuts!!
Pay for tech service on something I just bought? Oh Hell No!!
I would take it back in a heart beat!!

kennyt 10-30-2007 07:11 PM

Re: Why I am a MAC user or Why PC's blow!
 
Yeah, wait for the manager who gets me tomorrow.... 15% restocking fee my butt!

TheMoose 10-30-2007 08:51 PM

Re: Why I am a MAC user or Why PC's blow!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kennyt (Post 5401)
Yeah, wait for the manager who gets me tomorrow.... 15% restocking fee my butt!

I hope you put it on your credit card, you can tell them if they try to charge a restocking fee for something that didn't work you are going to contest the charge on your credit card!!

JerryDelColliano 10-31-2007 06:03 PM

Re: Why I am a MAC user or Why PC's blow!
 
I prefer the Mac OS over Windows because Windows ALWAYS feels like its in my face. Hard to find what you want when you want it. Lots of messy files on the desktop etc...

With that said, Apple BILKS you out of $2,500 for a G5 tower, $700 for a monitor etc.. The systems we use here at AVRev.com cost me a FORTUNE!!!!!

Also, Mac has no meaningful solution that can make a media center situation work. They could but chose not to for some odd reason. Because of that, I have to look towards the Nivieus servers of the world for media storage and multi-room distribution


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